The Golf Club is a visually stunning golf simulation that features procedurally generated courses, a fully featured course editor, asynchronous online play and outstanding gameplay. Create and share courses with your friends and compete with both friends and rivals in this fresh take on golf.
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Mostly Positive (48 reviews) - 70% of the 48 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (850 reviews) - 63% of the 850 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2014

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About This Game

The Golf Club is HB Studios’ next generation golf simulation. Stunning visual presentation and outstanding gameplay are to be expected but what really takes The Golf Club into the next generation is the procedural generation of courses and depth of social interaction. The Course Creator can generate a brand new course in seconds which can be shared and played immediately online with friends and other gamers across the world. There are also full editing capabilities for courses, Tournaments and Tours. Challenge your friends on a new or existing course in real time or try to beat their best recorded round. Add to this a myriad of stat tracking and personal bests of friends and rivals to beat, notifications, challenges and social media integration and you truly have a golf club worth joining.


We’ve created and fine tuned a swing mechanic that is more about feeling and fluidity above the users’ accuracy of hitting a marker on a power bar. Whilst anyone will be able to pick the controller up and play comfortably, the best players on the global leaderboards will be those with the best feel for the different golf shots and who are able to take into account ball lie, weather and terrain conditions.


No loading times between holes means you are straight back on the Tee after sinking your putt on the previous green. Also, minimal loading times into a new course make for a refreshing change to your typical console game.


No more getting bored of the courses given to you by the developer. With four clicks you can generate a unique course never seen before that’s ready to play.


With four clicks of a button from the main menu the game will generate for you a never been played before course. The variation is infinite!

If you want to tailor the courses a little more there are high-level options available to you. Examples of these are the number of holes, par distribution, fairway width, number of bunkers, green size, green slope and rough coverage.


The editor gives you the ability of create from scratch or mould anything on the course. You can alter the terrain, move tees, move greens, move holes, delete holes, add holes, bunkers, rivers, ponds, trees, foliage, buildings, animals and other objects.


Courses for all skill levels and utilizing the best of HB’s creative talents will ship with the game. They can be played individually but will also make up the tournament itinerary for the pre-designed Tour that also comes with the game.


Up to four players can play locally. Differentiate yourselves with different character models and clothing and choose between stroke play, match play or fourball.


Play others creations - work your way through the huge database of user created courses, each rated by other users to help make the decision easy to make.

Share your courses with the World – when you’re happy with your creations you can publish them for the rest of the world to play.

Play against others live or from the past - each round you play on every course is saved Online. Choose from Friends Rounds, Record Rounds or Rivals Rounds (others players close to your ability) to compete against. Their ghost balls and scores will be visible throughout your round giving you the feeling of competition without losing the instantaneous game play. Ghost and live balls can be hidden if so desired either selectively or en masse.

Watch others play the courses you’re on live – through our ball trace system you can see other users from around the world on the course that you are playing live, even if they’re on different holes.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 compatible video card with 1GB video RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 660 or AMD 7850 w/ 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
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Mostly Positive (48 reviews)
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( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Fun, easy to understand and nice visuals. I got this for $10, and that was well worth it.
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( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
I have played many golf games over the years and this is by far the worst. There is no character development (acquiring extra shots, training of shots, increasing distances) etc.

The courses are either too easy or ridiculously difficult with really long holes (a problem when you can only drive 265 yards) and bunkers everywhere.

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( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
I honestly didn't like the controls in game or for the map editor.
And I didn't want to put in the 100's of hours to perfect the feel of the swing as I would rather do that in real life.
As for the controls in the editor, most were clumsy and clunky.
My frustration level while playing/creating was though the roof

Which is a shame because everything else about the game was really cool.
I really wanted to like this game as it's nearly everything I want in a golf game.

Avatar Golf for Xbox Live is still the pinnacle of golf in my eye. Which is silly when you think about it.

If you are willing to learn the control scheme, you may find great enjoyment. There is definately a good game in there. You can tell the developers put a lot of care into their product. But just be aware that it will take getting used too and time.
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( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
In a word utterly pointless the golf ball never has and never will behave as it does in this game and the swing mechanics are trying to mimic Tiger Woods but fail as you can hit the same exact shot ten times and 3 of those times it screws with your power so in a 72 par round 20 odd shots will come up short but its a shame as graphically its well made but gameplay so poor dont waste your money.
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( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
I've been playing this game for a few hours now and totally recommend it for anyone looking for a realistic golfing game. I was a big fan of the Tiger Woods Golf franchise on Xbox but this game is a more accurate depiction of golf, with no in-air spinning of the ball or any other fancy gimmicks. You truly get frustrated with the game, as you would in real golf, when you don't hit the perfect, straight shot and when your approach onto the green is off. It will take a lot of practice to get a good handicap but that is what makes this game fun. The graphics are decent and the loading of the next hole is pretty quick.
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( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
You really need to understand golf to play this game it's so hard
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( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Tiger? Tiger who?
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( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Worth it, WORTH IT at 10 bucks when I got it during the summer sale. 30 bucks is a little steep for it normally but what you get is a straightforward, no frills golf game. The mechanics are a little rough getting started but as soon as everything clicks, it really gets rolling. It took me about 3-5 hours playing the game to really get the hang of putting. While it may get too easy for some, I'll never get sick shooting 10 under as I am an even bogey golfer in real life.
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( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Pros for thedeveloper: The Steam Refund Policy was not available when I purchased this.
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Tim Horton
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Fun game besides its not realistic! Fun to play with friends and family!!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
My favourite ever golf game , I had this on the PS4 and this plays identical on steam , I have read angry comments about poor controls but using an Xbox 360 controller , it plays the same as the PS4. Nowhere near as easy as the tiger woods series but I always found shooting -20 a round quite boring , this can be tough with narrow fairways on some courses but has great stats showing your best scores etc versus your friends , I cannot rate this game highly enough.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I barely reccomend, because this game is OK for being on $ale, but could be made far better.
This is the best Golf game I have tried, but is by far NOT the pretiest, and would need a Cray Supercomputer to run full settings and look pretty like the videos used here depict to hock it. Don't trust me, look at the discussion boards or Google it. Most complaints and developer answers are 2014-2015, so I have zero hope of any further graphical or FPS tweaks, period.
That said:
I do like the game. The graphics are semi-pretty for Unity's decade old look and less than smooth feel.
The physics are excellent, but unlike has been said by developers I don't believe the engine uses more than one single core at all. This game bogs down if any setting is too high or if too much activity is onscreen. Which is very often.
If you have an extremely powerful PC, and a much newer video card than you may be able to get 30-40fps on medium settings. Don't belive me, then look it up or roll the dice like I did. And I have a NICE PC & Win 10.
A great buy for $5 to $7 - only, no more
I would very much eat my words and reccommend highly should the devs ever address the poor framerates and lack of video tweaking. But since nothing has been improved in ages, wish that in one hand and spit in the other and see which gets filled quicker...☺
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is great if you like golf and enjoyed the PGA Tour games. The only gripe i have with this game is that the putting can be pretty inconsitant on how much power you need on your stick.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Truly a great golf game!

Clean graphics
Smooth gameplay
Clean Menus
Course Creator / workshop
Great offline co-op
Excellent online multiplayer options
- like option to watch your opponents take their shots, or not!
It keeps your stats, in a nice clean display.
It keeps your friends stats on courses, so it has a great competitive element for those looking.
Works great with 360 controller

I played Tiger woods 2010-2011 on PS3, it plays a lot like that, but without the spin, turbo, and gear upgrades-- finally, a clean golf game! It's a wonderful thing. There are no cheesy skill upgrades or post-shot gimmicks. You got to own your shots.

I'm very happy I bought this. I played with my brother offline for several hours when I bought it, he went home and bought it and we're having a good time with it online. If you are looking for an enjoyable GOLF game for your PC, I would definitley recommend The Golf Club!

Buy it! Youre gonna be so happy, its going to be wonderful
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
So far I am really enoying this simulation. The sounds and graphics are very good and the frame rate is smooth (as long as you don't max out tree detail draw distance).

I initially tried playing witht he mouse and found it to be quite frustrating. I switched to the Gamepad and that has made a huge difference.

Judging putting power can be a chore at first, but with practice you will get accustomed to it.

The great thing about this game is there is no skill progression. Nothing to add points to in order to increase accuracy, distance, etc. It is all about how well you can use the sticks, judge the fairways and greens, and select good shots that setup good follow up shots.

Also, no after striking modifications. Everything you do is done prior to ball striking, once it is in the air you are an observer.

I have worked my handicap index to just over 8, and won my local club season. Currently in 14th place in the amateur season.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
have been waiting to get this on recomendation by my son it is a crisp no nonsense golf game it plays really well no silly ideas
it has a course designer that i havent used yet because i just want to play one more round putting will possibly anoy you at first but it works and youll get the hang of it
some times ive saved a good shot its not played the same shot ?? well thats just a little thing at the moment

this is in sale i recomend buying it its a good chill out game 9/10 get in the hole !
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
This is a great golf game and after being on WGT for 5 years its refreshing not to have to buy new balls and equipment every month and this is more realistic in graphic.s
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2,160.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
After more than 2000 hours in game, might say I'm nearing getting my moneys worth :)

Yeah, pretty great game, really like the golf course designer.

TGCTours is the best career mode as well.

Buy this thing,
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I am a golf casual, I do not watch, play or follow the sport, but the games have always interested me. Coming from the era of Sensible Golf on the Amiga 1200, and the PGA Tour series on the Mega Drive, it has been a rather long time since playing a golf sim, unless if you count GTA V, of course.

I tired Perfect Golf some weeks ago, before the rebranding, and I had to refund that in about half hour. It was clunky, terrible detailing, and poor selection of courses. I picked this up in the sale today, and it is just miles better.

Visually and mechanically better, with hundreds of official and fan made courses availible at a few clicks, offers much more variety straight off the... club (not bat, obviously).

The progression system here seems to make more sense, and I can see that online play would be super fun with like minded friends. And controller support, which suits me more for a game like this.

There may be a slightly tongue in cheek humour to this sim for those that, shall we say, need to adapt to how to swing effectively, but you can always mute the snarky commentator. For a Unity title it is pretty smart, and looks nice enough on the default/lower settings (GTX 970), but would need a Titan or the new GTX 1080 to really push the detailing and keep it above 60fps.

For a non-branded golf sim this is pretty sweet, and one of the better choices on Steam.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I had been looking for a good PC golf simulation but they seem to have gone the way of the Macarena. I thought the graphics were more than decent but then again I started with Mean 18 on the Atari ST in 1985.

The interface is easy to learn and getting through the first two rounds was enough to get the basic play down. Driving is easy. Putting is not. The game was immersive enough to consume an entire afternoon at first sitting which leaves me to explain why nothing got done when so much needed doing....

The only issue that I've had has been that the game occaisionally froze but this may be a function of my GPU driver. I had not read that this was a common issue. The good news was that the game saved itself and could be continued.

The Golf Club was what I was looking for and it exceeded my expectations particularly given the $10 price point which included added content. There are many features that I have not looked at. There are different courses to play and the game can be played at different skill levels.I found that Total Golf was a fine way to return to the realm of digital golf.

6/26/16 The issue that I had with the game freezing can be solved by presing ALT+Enter at the same time as the game loads. This will take the game out of Windows mode and solve the driver problem.

After playing another couple of rounds, I really don't understand the mixed reviews.
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